Are you interested in attending policy school? Fortunately, there’s still time to get your application in for this admissions cycle. There are many schools you can apply to after February 1, so you still have plenty of time to prepare an application to meet those deadlines.
If you are looking for financial aid, it’s worth keeping in mind that many programs have a priority deadline, which is the cutoff deadline to be considered for scholarships. We recently put together a list of policy school deadlines for some of the top MPP and MPA programs in the U.S. This list includes any relevant priority deadlines for the programs included.
If you haven’t started on your application materials yet, you still have ample time to apply to programs in this list. Of course, dates can be subject to change, so please verify deadlines on school websites.
|Carnegie Mellon (Heinz)||MSPPM||Rolling deadline after January 10, 2021|
|American University||MPA||Application deadline for the Key Executive MPA scholarship: June 1, 2021|
|Columbia University (SIPA)||MIA MPA MPA-DP||February 14, 2021|
|UCLA (Luskin)||MPP||June 30, 2021 (Rolling application deadline)|
|University of Georgia||MPA||Domestic applicants: July 1, 2021 International applicants: April 15, 2021|
|University of Minnesota (Humphrey)||MPP, MPA||MPP deadline: April 1, 2021MPA applications accepted on a space-available basis after February 15, 2021|
|Ohio State (Glenn)||MPA MPAL||MPA: May 1, 2021 (final deadline)MPAL: May 15, 2021 (final deadline)|
|Texas A&M||MPA||February 15, 2021 (final deadline)|
|George Washington University (Trachtenberg)||MPAMPPMA-ENRP||April 1, 2021 (final deadline)|
|Georgetown (McCourt)||MPPMPM||April 15, 2021 (final deadline)|
|Indiana Bloomington (SPEA)||MPA||Fall 2021 (August start date):June 1, 2021 (final deadline)|
|Cornell (CIPA)||MPA||Rolling admissions, submit your application as soon as possible.|
May 1, 2021 (final deadline)
|Syracuse (Maxwell)||MPA||Rolling admissions through April.|
|UC Berkeley (Goldman)||MPPMPA||February 2, 2021 (MPA Round 2)April 1, 2021 (MPA final deadline)|
|University of Chicago (Harris)||MPPMSCAPPMACRM||June 15, 2021 (Round 3)|
|USC (Price)||MPPMPA||May 1, 2021 (international applicant final deadline)July 1, 2021 (domestic applicant final deadline)|
|UT Austin (LBJ School)||MPAMGPS|
March 15, 2021 (final deadline)
|U. Washington (Evans)||MPAExecutive MPA||May 15, 2021 (Exec MPA priority deadline)July 15, 2021 (Exec MPA final deadline)|
|U. Wisconsin (La Follette)||MPAMIPA|
Rolling admissions after January 1
While deadlines for many policy programs have already passed, there are still many top programs accepting applications after February 1, 2021. If you aren’t far along in your application, or if you need more time and still want to apply for the current application cycle, focusing on the schools above may make sense for you.
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